WE STRIVE TO SEE THE WORLD FROM A KIDS-EYE-VIEW
Bellwoods Playschool uses a child-centred, socially conscious pedagogy to engage young children in social and artistic thought and action. Using what the city has to offer, we empower our students with the knowledge to be socially and environmentally responsible citizens while they develop into explorers of their urban landscape.

WE THINK OF THE CITY AS OUR CLASSROOM
A valuable aspect of the Bellwoods Playschool program is to empower children as navigators of their city. We journey on regular excursions, by foot and by public transportation, to art galleries, museums and cultural events, as well as markets, parks and city landmarks.

WE KNOW ITS TAKES A VILLAGE

Our Playschool runs on a model that links a range of artists together to engage and inspire children. We like to bring in different perspectives and actively pursue a diverse teaching staff. As such, professional educators and artists trade chalkboards for personal anecdotes and textbooks for real life experiences. Together, they create an atmosphere that is at once intellectually stimulating and deeply personalized.

Our Community

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Art w/ Leah Gold

We learned about textures with visual artist Leah Gold. We visited Leah at her Chinatown studio and learned about textures through using different inks and drawing tools. Leah will turn our work into some sort of creature.

African Percusionist: Njacko Backo

We had a great time learning about percussion instruments with Njacko Backo at the Yorkville Library. We also learned about Africa and its geography and customs through his amazing storytelling.

Stylophone

We took turns learning about and exploring the stylophone. We enjoyed it a lot. It was amazing that we were all able to patiently take turns with it. Music is fuuuuuuun!

Song Writing w/ Daniel Lee

The Wolfies had a great time writing songs with local musician Daniel Lee. They recorded the song too, which will be posted soon. It got them excited to write more! Unfortunately, we couldn't get the photo to rotate, but the Wolfies' lyrics are below. We will be writing and recording more songs this year too.